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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 7th April 2020

Highlights today included an overflying Tree Pipit and at least one Brambling in the pines behind the Observatory. The first singing Sedge Warblers were noted with at least two along the Broadwater edge and three Spoonbills flew west along the dunes mid morning.
The moth trap revealed Common Quaker, Hebrew Character, Small Quaker and Grey Shoulder-Knot and Butterflies put in an appearance with Brimstone, Peacock and Green-veined White all recorded.

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels West Runton in cattle field by Beach Road mid morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Wymondham at The Lizard in field by railway mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels West Runton in cattle field
Norfolk 9.Ring Ouzels Cawston Heath early a'noon
Norfolk Hooded Crow flew east over Weybourne Camp this morning +Spoonbill. Yellow Wagtail flew west
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Caister on west side this morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Upton Marshes NWT
Norfolk Hooded Crow Cley +Great White Egret Jack Snipe White Wagtail
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Roydon Common NNR
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Roydon Common NNR at 8am
Norfolk Hooded Crow y'day Southrepps on NE side in field just east of Whitegates Road north of Gimingham Road TG.259.367
Norfolk Grasshopper Warbler singing east of Norwich at Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marsh. Y'day Bittern flew north over Hellesdon at c11.15pm